Welcome to the Ohio River Basin Alliance!
The Alliance is a collaboration of over 80 partner agencies, groups and associations that includes state, local and federal governments, non-profit entities and NGO’s, industrial partners and academic institutions that voluntarily work together to discuss their collective interest in the future of water resources in the Ohio River Basin. Water is our most important natural resource and the Ohio River Basin is home to an abundance of this precious asset. The basin encompasses 204,429 square miles and includes over 27 million people and within 15 states. The focus of the Ohio River Basin Alliance is to ensure this valuable resource is sustainable for future generations.
Steering Committe Approves New By-Laws for Membership Vote
During their monthly meeting on April 19th, the Steering Committee voted unanimously to approve our new by-laws and bring them before the membership for a vote. Members will receive an email soon with the by-laws attached asking them to review the by-laws and vote “Yes” if in favor, or “No” if not in favor. Members can also provide comments on the by-laws for the Steering Committee’s consideration.
The Steering Committee has worked very hard over the last year to draft the by-laws after reviewing by-laws from the Chesapeake Bay Commission, the Great Lakes Commission and others. Committee Chair Carolyn Hefner said, “The Committee has done a great job in writing and re-writing the by-laws to make them thorough and complete in describing our structure and how we elect officers, report finances and conduct our meetings.”
Members will be asked to vote by June 30th so that officers can be elected prior to our next conference in Louisville on August 20-21, 2013. To view the by-laws Click Here.
Hydrilla Control and Management Meeting
Hydrilla control is a very real and growing issue in the Ohio River basin, with environmental and economic impacts alike. The Appalachian Ohio Weed Control Partnership will host a meeting on June 26th at Thomas Moore College Biology Field Station Conference Center in California, KY, to further identify and discuss control and management methods for hydrilla on the Ohio River. For more information Click Here.